Anden Wilder was born and raised in Denver, CO where she was a passionate maker and reader from a young age. She received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, and then returned home to Colorado to receive an MA in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Literacy. As an art educator, she became passionate about teaching children about contemporary art and art history. After having her son, William, in 2017, Anden and her family moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she began to focus on illustration and children ’s literature. She returned to Denver in late 2018.